My name is Luke!

German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Luke
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Luke
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Photo 3 - German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Luke
Photo 4 - German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Luke

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Luke's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Luke's Story...
Approximate Age: 2 years
Approximate Weight/Size: 60 lbs
I am an UNDERDOG because.... I am a black dog! Many shelters believe that black dogs do not photograph well, therefore they will not generate enough adoption interest.

Location Saved From: Rutherford County, NC
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: YES!!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: Unsure
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Unsure
Special Needs Notes: None at this time
Additional info:
Luke loves people and other dogs! He's great with kids too. He is house trained and crate trained. All he needs is a forever home! Luke came into the shelter as a stray.

From his foster:
Luke has been a great foster pup. He's great with other dogs and would done fine in a home either by himself (he likes being center of attention) or with others. One note about him and other dogs - he's fine with them - no aggression, etc. but generally completely ignores them - I haven't seen him play with another dog and my hound dog keeps trying to get him to rough house without any success. While Luke may not be too interested in playing with other dogs, Luke loves chasing balls at the dog park and is also great with kids. He knows sit, and pretty much knows stay. He's completely house trained and will sleep the whole night in the crate without much fuss, but if we put him in crate and go out during the day he is not a terribly happy camper. He can't wait to find his forever home!

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Facts about Luke

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Luke, a Washington German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever for sale in Washington, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Washington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Washington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.